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Cashier Hours

The hours of operation for the Cashier are Mon-Wed-Fri from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, and the office is located beside the reception desk in Financial Services, Suite 6100, Support Services Building.

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Year End Deadlines

The University's year end is Thursday, April 30, 2015.  All transactions occurring before year end must be dated April 30, 2015 or earlier to be included in the 2014/2015 budget year.  It is the responsibility of each department to submit its accounting records before the deadlines listed below.  The transactions received before these deadlines will be included in the 2014/2015 budget year.

CASH RECEIPTS

All cheques and cash must be deposited by the central cashier on or before Thursday April 30, 2015 in order to be processed with an April date.  All deposits made after April 30 will be May dated.  In order to accommodate year end processing, the cashier hours will be extended as follows:  April 29 & 30 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

PETTY CASH

Expenses incurred prior to April 30, 2015 must be submitted through the central cashier no later than Friday May 1, 2015 to be processed with an April date. It is strongly encouraged that petty cash claims be submitted prior to April 30 where possible to ensure your claim will be processed in the 2014/2015 budget year.  The cashier will be accepting petty cash reimbursements up to and including May 1, 2015.

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE INVOICES

All April dated invoices for external customers must be finalized and printed by 3:00 p.m. on April 30, 2015.

INVENTORIES

The last day for submission of the physical inventory sheets is Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL CHARGES

Interdepartmental charges for goods received or services rendered before April 30, 2015 must be dated April 30, 2015 or prior and journaled no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.  Ensure the Accounting Date on the Journal Entry Header Panel is changed to April 30, 2015.

TRAVEL EXPENSES/TRAVEL ADVANCES

Travel costs for non-UWO employees incurred prior to April 30, 2015 must be submitted no later than Friday, April 24, 2015.  Employees must use the on-line travel expense system.  On-line expense reports must be approved by the final approver by April 30, 2015 to be included in the 2014/2015 budget year.  All outstanding travel advances should be cleared by that date.  Hard copies of on-line expense reports with original receipts attached must be forwarded to the Travel desk, SSB 6100 by Monday, May 11, 2015.

PAYROLL INSTRUCTIONS

Regular and vacation pay for part-time employees and any overtime owed to employees should be paid in April.  Financial Services will accrue payroll from April 19 to 25, 2015.

PURCHASING INSTRUCTIONS

Purchase orders for goods and services received in the 2014/2015 budget year and invoiced before May 1, 2015 must be approved and released in Mustang Market by April 30, 2015 to be processed in the 2014/2015 budget year.
Purchase orders for goods and services shipped, received and invoiced after May 1, 2015 will be committed against the 2015/2016 budget year.

Suppliers' invoices must be in Accounts Payable, apinvoice@uwo.ca or SSB 6100, no later than May 1, 2015.  Invoices received after this date will be processed in the 2015/2016 budget year.

New Travel Management Company, FCm Travel Solutions

Procurement Services is pleased to announce the appointment of FCm Travel Solutions as our new preferred travel management company for Western beginning May 1, 2015.

FCm Travel Solutions is a global travel and expense management company that focuses foremost on local and highly personalized service.  It is one of the leading global corporate travel specialists and currently services some of the wold's best-known companies.

Over the next few weeks, Procurement Services and FCm Travel Solutions will be working together to formally introduce FCm across campus. You can expect to see us at various roadshows, training sessions and a travel forum that will showcase many of our preferred travel vendors.

For more information please visit our Procurement Travel Contracts page

Speedcode Ordering with Enterprise/National Car Rental and Canadian Tire

As part of Western’s commitment to improve financial controls and increase transparency of financial processes, Financial Services is revising the process that allows the payment of goods or services to be made with a speed code. 

Effective May 1, 2015, the following vendors will no longer accept a speed code as a form of payment from any faculty, staff or student.

  • Enterprise/National Car Rental
    As of May 1, 2015 cars rented at any Enterprise/National location can be paid for using a Western issued travel card or personal credit card and submitted for reimbursement through a Travel and Expense report.

  • Canadian Tire
    As of May 1, 2015 purchases made at any Canadian Tire location can be paid for using a Western issued Visa purchasing card (p-card).



Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Krische, Director Procurement Services at ekrische@uwo.ca

Mustang Market - Open for Business

Mustang Market, Western's new purchasing system, is now open for business.  This e-Procurement tool provides a positive and simple online shopping experience and showcases Western vendors' products and pricing.  Here's what Mustang Market users are saying about the experience:

  • Mustang Market's ease of use makes purchasing a much easier process overall and helps alleviate speed code and shipping errors.  The ability to scan and attach quotes directly to a purchase requisition speeds up the entire procurement process and this is especially helpful for purchases requiring multiple quotes.  The documents are fowarded directly to Procurement Services for review and all quotes/documents are then retained in the system.  Overall, I like where Mustang Market is leading the purchasing experience for the University.Stephen Mallinson, Assistant Stores Coordinator

  • This is one of the best project roll outs that I have seen.  Congratulations and thanks.Krishna Patel, Director

  • Our department has experienced both financial and reporting benefits with Mustang Market.  For example, we have been able to take advantage of negotiated service contracts that we were unaware of and this has resulted in budgetary savings.  Further, the level of detail Mustang Market provides allows us to report more effectively without having to wait for credit card transactions to be processed.F. Sean Wheatley, Manager of Business Operations
  • With Mustang Market, I'm finding that I can place orders for my research laboratory in less than half the time I spent using the old system.  I especially like two features:  first, not needing a large number of individual usernames and passwords for vendor sites and, second, being able to place orders for multiple vendors and checking out only once using a single speed code.  Keep up the good work! 
    Dr. Rodney DeKoter, Researcher

New & Updated Financial Forms

Over the course of the summer, we will be updating our forms in an effort to improve client services. 
Visit our Forms page to see what's new!  Your feedback is important - let us know what you think.

Cellular Services

Procurement Services and ITS are pleased to introduce our new preferred cellular services provider, Bell.  Over the past year, we have been working with Bell to not only come up with great cellular phone and data plans for the next five years, but also to develop plans to significantly improve the cellular capacity and coverage on campus. 
The new Bell contract is available now for corporately paid devices (Western PCard). Here are the highlights of the corporate plan:

• Low monthly rates

o voice plans starting at $20 for 250 minutes
o Incredible data plan - $30 for 6 GB

• Up to $200 in credits when transitioning from another provider
• Unlimited texting
• Message Centre
• Call Display
• Evenings and weekend free
• free case and car charger
• no charge system access fee/911 service/activation fee

Bell has partnered with WorldLynx as their distribution channel.  To see all the features of these deals and some frequently asked questions, please click on the link.    Mobility at Western

Feel free to contact Nabil Baalbaki at WorldLynx directly at 519-857-5233 or nbaalbaki@worldlynxwireless.com.

Professional Development Expense Reimbursement

If you are looking for a PER form in order to file your professional expense claim, please visit our forms page.

To check your professional development allowance claim status click here.


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Tel: 519-661-2111 x85442
financial.services@uwo.ca

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